From Oregon Hikers Field Guide
- Latitude: 45.786
- Longitude: -122.2214
- Maps: Portland Hikers Maps Google Maps
- Elevation: 1420 feet
- Driving time from Portland: 1.75 hours
Hikes starting here
The last 9 miles (Road 41) is on a rough road with potholes, boulders, stream channels, and washboarding. You could get a flat tire, break an axle, or other damage. Many standard passenger cars do this road, you just have to be slow and careful.
Forest Service Roads are not plowed, and especially during the winter conditions can change at any time. It is wise to carry a shovel and saw in case of slides or blowdowns. Access current conditions before planning a hike.
Go North on I-5 from Vancouver, take exit 9, and take highway 502 7.7 miles to Battleground, or take I-205 and then highway 503 from Vancouver to Battleground.
|1||0.0||Reset Odometer at intersection of highways 502 and 503. Go North on highway 503.|
|2||5.6||Turn right on Rock Creek Road. There's a sign saying "Lucia Falls, Moulton Falls". Rock Creek Road becomes Lucia Falls Road after a while.|
|3||14.1||Turn right on Sunset Falls Road. There's a sign saying "Sunset C. G.".|
|4||21.8||Turn right on Road 41 which goes through Sunset Campground, over the East Fork Lewis River, and then goes left.|
|6||about 26||Starway Trailhead - junction with Road 4107.|
Fees / Regulations
Gifford Pinchot National Forest prohibits the removal of forest products along Road 41 and the Bluff Mountain Trail.